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Emmett Bledsoe is the best friend and fellow schoolmate of Daphne Vasquez at Carlton School for the Deaf. He is portrayed by Sean Berdy.


Emmett was born to Melody and Cameron Bledsoe, who are a deaf couple. He inherited being deaf, and grew up mostly with deaf people. He spent his time with fellow "deafie" Daphne Vasquez, whom he developed a crush on at an early age.


He has known the Vasquez family for years since his mother, Melody, is close friends with Daphne's mother, Regina. Emmett shows an interest in photography. According to Daphne, he is a huge fan of the Royals, where her biological father, John, used to play third base. Initially, in This Is Not a Pipe, he shows distaste for Toby, who, despite Daphne's attempted explanation of deaf culture, continually makes gaffes often committed by hearing people. Emmett is an excellent driver and often gives Daphne rides on the back of his motorcycle, much to the horror of an overly-protective Kathryn.

Emmett is an extremely talented drummer, as he is able to feel the vibrations of the music through his body. He first drums with Toby's band, because they were desperate for a replacement during the Kennishes' Buckner Hall fundraiser in Dance Amongst Daggers. He describes Toby's band as "looking like a bunch of posers."

Emmett also disliked Liam, because of his relationship with Daphne. It is heavily implied that Emmett was attracted to Daphne. When describing "the perfect girl for him," he says she would need to be "funny, smart, pretty, AND deaf." Whenever Daphne speaks about Liam, Emmett seemed sad and agitated and watched sadly from afar when Liam and Daphne were together.

Emmett had previously expressed that relationships between deaf and hearing people inherently cannot work, due to the cultural and communication barriers between them. He changes his mind when he gets to know Bay in The Persistence of Memory, and grows close to her throughout the episode while helping her locate her father. In The Stag Hunt, Daphne senses an attraction between the pair and confronts Emmett at school, asking about what is going on between him and Bay. He insists that nothing is going on and it is implied that Daphne is left unconvinced. At the end of the episode, he waits for Bay outside her school. He signs that he likes her before kissing her and walking away, leaving Bay clearly stunned. In Pandora's Box, Bay confronts him about the shared kiss, which ends only in more kissing and the beginning of a secret romance. However, after seeing Emmett's collection of pictures and texts with Daphne, which she calls his "Daphne shrine" Bay becomes jealous. When she discovers Regina's secret, she turns to Emmett for comfort, only to be frustrated by their inability to clearly communicate. She nearly ends their relationship, but Emmett grabs her hand and holds her while she cries in his arms.

Soon, Bay decides it is time to tell Daphne about her relationship with Emmett. As she is about to reveal her secret, Daphne confides to Bay that she has grown to like Emmett as more than a friend. Bay realizes that for years Emmett has been waiting for this and becomes unsure of her relationship with Emmett. As Daphne begins pursuing Emmett, she finds he is dating Bay. Daphne tells Bay that she will not give up pursuing Emmett. After kissing Daphne at the Kennish car wash, Emmett realizes that he no longer wants Daphne. Just as Bay comes to terms with the idea that Emmett may be more interested in Daphne than in her, Emmett proceeds to verbally communicate for the first time since he saw Daphne being bullied, telling Bay: "" He comes to a point of friction with his mother Melody when he decides to take speech therapy. Melody believes Bay has pressured him into this and disapproves of their relationship. After being arrested for vandalizing a billboard for Bay's birthday present, Emmett moves in with his more laid-back father, Cameron, and his very liberal girlfriend, Olivia. Relations between Melody and Cameron are heated and it becomes clear that disputes about Emmett's living situation are not all about what is best for Emmett. After speaking with Bay, Cameron realizes that Emmett is better off with Melody and relinquishes all custody. Emmett is forced to move back in with Melody. Emmett is livid that Bay would get involved in the custody battle, after he expressly asked her not to and she promised him she wouldn't. In his anger, he sleeps with Simone after Daphne's basketball tournament.

In Venus, Cupid, Folly, and Time, Emmett asks Bay to the Carlton prom. Riddled with guilt, Emmett eventually tells Bay he slept with Simone. Bay, hurt, breaks up with him and leaves the prom in tears. In This Is the Color of My Dreams, Bay returns from a summer school trip to the Galapagos, seeming to have moved on with a boy named Alex. It is clear that Emmett still has feelings for her. He designs a street-art timeline of their relationship to show her how much he still cares for her. When Bay sees the mural, she confronts him. He asks if she saw the timeline and she just looks at him. He tells her to say something, she replies with asking him how can she move on when he does something like this. Emmett he tells her he doesn't want her to move on, and that they are bigger than his mistake. Bay says that he can't put the 'meant to be' card, when he tells her they are meant to be together. She implies that she may still have feelings for him, however, she is still too hurt and cannot forgive him.

In The Intruder, Emmett and Daphne enter Dawn of the Deaf, the film they made for Emmett's birthday into a film festival. Toby, upset about Simone's betrayal, treats Emmett coldly, pushing him down when touches his arm to attempt to apologize at the Kennish house. When Bay asks Emmett what happened he says he deserved it.

In Tree of Forgiveness, Emmett meets Robin, a deaf girl and fellow motorcycle enthusiast. Daphne encourages him to pursue Robin, but Emmett rejects the idea, telling her that he has already found his perfect girl in Bay and is still waiting for her. Daphne tells him he can't wait forever.

In We Are the Kraken of Our Own Sinking Ships, Toby decides to forgive Emmett for sleeping with Simone. Toby and Emmett start anew, becoming friends again. They agree to make music together, along with Toby's new friend Nikki.

In Street Noises Invade the House, Bay runs into Emmett right as she prepares to run away to Mexico. He picks up on her intention to leave and notifies the Kennishes. He and John follow Bay on her way to Mexico tracking her using her cell phone. Once they find Bay, she realizes how much Emmett cares for her. Emmett tells Bay he will always find her. The two nearly kiss, but they are interrupted by the headlights of John's car.

In The Awakening Conscience, Emmett continues to try to get Bay back.

In Duel of Two Women, Emmett hopes to spend some alone time with Bay at the Tolerance Retreat but Emmett becomes jealous of Bay's friendship with Noah. At school, Emmett tells Bay he can't be friends with her anymore because it hurts too much to not be with her but Bay tells him she not ready yet. He says he's not going to wait any longer.

In Drive in the Knife, when Bay tells Emmett that she is in a new relationship Emmett asks her if it is Noah. Bay signs yes only to be stunned by Emmett who kisses her. He asks her if she is sure she is ready to move on. He then walks away nonchalantly...

In Introducing the Miracle" Emmett tells Bay about the kiss between Daphne and Noah. Bay thinks that Emmet is lying and Emmett becomes frustrated, saying he is not going to wait around for a girl that doesn't even realize the guy she is dating isn't even into her.

In Mother and Child Divided, Emmett take advantage of Melody's absence. Travis wants to throw a party Emmett says no and Travis tells him he needs to get over Bay. Emmett says no but Travis still invites some hearing girls he met at the carwash back to Emmett's house. The girls see a picture of Melody and ask who she is, Travis tells them she's Emmett's ex-girlfriend and that she's crazy. Emmett is showing one of the girls some signs and Travis is making out with the other girl when Melody gets home early and is shocked to find them in such a situation. One of the girls says 'oh my god, it's his ex-girlfriend' and they leave. Melody asks the boys what the girl said and they sign nothing. When she asks what was going on, Travis and Emmett tell her they were teaching the girls how to sign. Melody asks if the girls thought she was Emmett's girlfriend, Travis says no, they thought she was his ex-girlfriend. Melody said she was flattered and horrified.

In Prudence, Avarice, Lust, Justice, Anger, Emmett and Travis try to set Melody up on a blind date.

In Departure of Summer, Emmett comforts Bay when she comes to him crying after her break up with Ty. She asks him why guys cheat. Emmett asks if it was Ty and Bay tells him she and Ty broke up. She asks him why he cheated on her. He tells her he was dumb and wrong for what he did to her, and that it did not mean anything. Bay says she thought she didn't understand because she had not had sex, but now she has and she still doesn't understand why people cheat. She says, "How can it not mean anything? Sex is a big deal." She goes on saying you just don't do it because you're mad or going overseas. Emmett tells Bay that however bad she is feeling right now, Ty will feel infinitely worse when he figures out what he has lost. Emmett comforts her while she cries. Emmett comes closer and hugs Bay.

In Drowning Girl,

In Your Body Is a Battleground,

In Fountain,

In It Hurts to Wait With Love if Love is Somewhere Else, Emmett tells Bay that he's dating Mandy, a girl he met online. Bay is shocked when she realizes she's jealous and turns to Tank to help her. Emmett helps Bay take pictures for her art portfolio in return for her helping Emmett with and astronomy project. Emmett and Bay kiss whilst they are taking pictures. Bay kisses Emmett whilst talking about how Mandy isn't a real girl and they argue about their past relationship. Emmett tells Bay that the main problem in spite of his apologies, Bay keeps bringing up his one-night-stand with Simone. Bay then accidentally breaks Emmett's camera, frustrating him further. Later, Bay apologizes to Emmett for pushing him and promises that she will never again bring up Simone. Emmett accepts her apology.

In Have You Really the Courage?,

In The Scream,

In Memory is Your Image of Perfection,

In Dance Me to the End of Love,

In The Past (Forgotten-Swallowed),

In The Ambush,

In Love Seduces Innocence, Pleasure Entraps, and Remorse Follows, Bay gets increasingly suspicious of Mandy and tries to talk Emmett out of meeting her, but he sees Bay as being jealous. Emmett's online conversations with Mandy start affecting his school work and Melody confiscates his phone and motorcycle. Emmett however, manages to retrieve his motorcycle and drives to where he is supposed to meet with Mandy. But there, he discovers that "Mandy" is actually Matthew, who is getting revenge on Emmett. Matthew then beats him up, leaving Emmett bruised and humiliated. At nighttime, Bay shows up and tries to comfort him. She assures him that regardless of what will happen tomorrow, everyone will still love him. Emmett then asks Bay if she does. She replies, "You know I love you. I never stopped." They then have sex for the first time.

In Love Among the Ruins,

In Like a Snowball Down a Mountain,

In Oh, Future,

In The Image Disappears,

In Girl With Death Mask (She Plays Alone),

In It Isn't What You Think,

In You Will Not Escape,

In Girl on the Cliff,

In And Life Begins Right Away,

In Yuletide Fortune Tellers,

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Physical Appearance & ​PersonalityEdit

Physical Appearance Edit

Emmett is tall with dark strawberry blonde hair and blue eyes. He has a slim built body.


Emmett is typically patient and kind but sometimes has a bad temper. He is romantic in love, often creating big gestures to show it. Determined, but with a head in the clouds, he is creative and inventive at times. He cannot judge situations well while he is angry, and can be rash and hasty when stressed. He loves art, photography, drumming, and motorcycles which he and his dad both built together.


Melody Bledsoe Mother Cameron Bledsoe Father Unnamed Unborn Brother

  • To be added

Unnamed (ex-girlfriend)

Bay Kennish (Ex-Girlfriend)

First Relationship:

  • Start Up: The Stag Hunt (1x07)
  • Break Up: The Homecoming (1x10)
    • Reason:  Emmett throught it would never work out cause Bay is hearing and he is deaf.

Second Relationship:

Third Relationship:

Simone Sinclair (one night stand)

  • One Night Stand: Game On (1x20)
    • Reason: Emmett was angry at Bay for getting involved in his custody battle when she promised to stay out of things.

Skye (ex-girlfriend)

Daphne Vasquez

  • Emmett and Daphne have been best friends since they were little.

Travis Barnes

  • To be added

Toby Kennish

  • To be added


  • To be added

Natalie Pierce

  • To be added


  • To be added


  • He had a former crush on Daphne since he was eight years old.
  • He never dated Daphne. He and Daphne have only ever been friends. He claims Daphne just had bad timing.
  • He never slept with Daphne, though he is not a virgin. The person that he lost his virginity to is unknown.
  • He named his motorcycle Ripley, after Ellen Ripley from his favorite film, Alien.
  • The actor who portrays him, Sean Berdy, is also deaf.
  • Bay is the only hearing girl Emmett has ever dated, however, she's not the only hearing person he has slept with.
  • Emmett claims he and Bay are meant to be together during his speech at Toby and Nikki's rehearsal dinner in the Kennish's back yard, he says when you find the one who's right for you, you gotta hang on tight because if you don't, they can slip away — while meaningfully looking at Bay.

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Start a Discussion Discussions about Emmett Bledsoe

  • Travis, Melody and Emmett as a family.

    2 messages
    • Melody calls Travis Emmett's brother in S05E07 "Memory (The Heart)". Did she adopt him? Or is this from her being his le...
    • She as good as adopted him. He was kicked out of his parents house after he turned 18 so he didn't need to be legally adopted, not sure...
  • Emmett Bledsoe

    3 messages
    • I really love emmett, he's my favorite!:D I ship him with Bay, '''''hard.'''''
    • He is a jerk right now. But I can't help, I love him :D I hope he and Bay can back together...

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